Burma at a crossroads

A poster supporting Aung San Suu Kyi as she attends a hearing at the International Court of Justice is seen in a road in Yangon, Myanmar, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang - RC2RTD98VHU5

Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth, the Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies at Brookings, interviews Thant Myint-U, a Burmese historian, writer, and former government adviser. Thant is the author of the new book, The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century. Also on this episode, Senior Fellow David Wessel talks about the most significant economic developments of the last decade, including interest rates, life expectancy, inequality, and health care.

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